Tony Orhnial

Tony Orhnial

Tony Orhnial CB is 68, married and lives in south London. Tony was made a Companion of the Bath in 2007, and he has acted as Specialist Advisor to the Finance Bill Sub-Committee of the House of Lords Economic Affairs Committee since 2010.

Before retiring in 2008, Tony was Director of Personal Tax and Welfare Reform at HM Treasury where his responsibilities included strategic oversight of the income tax, national insurance, and tax credits systems, child benefit and the policies and budget of the Department of Work and Pensions. Tony was the senior official responsible for the Government's child poverty target, and so has a long-standing commitment to the aims of CPAG.

Before joining the Treasury Tony served at the Inland Revenue (1988 to 2004), where he led teams formulating new policy on self-assessment (1993-1996) and tax credits (1997-2004). From 1971 to 1988 as an academic economist at Kingston Polytechnic and the University of Konstanz in Germany.